BANGOR, Maine — A local transient, caught by Brewer police on Friday with a bag of heroin the size of a baseball, had his bail set at $50,000 during his initial court appearance Monday, a Penobscot County Jail official said.
Darren Seidell, 33, a Bangor transient, took off running when Brewer police knocked on his door at the Vacationland Inn Friday morning, but he was quickly caught and charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs after officers found 2.1 ounces, or about 59 grams, of heroin in his pocket, according to Brewer police Cpl. Paul Gauvin.
Seidell, who also was found with just over $8,300 in cash in his pocket, was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in July on charges of domestic violence assault, but he didn’t show up for court, so had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, Gauvin said.
Bail on the outstanding warrants was set at an additional $1,000 at Seidell’s court appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center, the jail official said.
Brewer officers also found additional drug paraphernalia inside the motel room.
April Umble, 35, of Greenbush, who was in the motel room, also was charged with aggravated drug trafficking. She has a prior drug trafficking conviction from 2003, Gauvin said. Her bail was set at $15,000.
Shortly after moving to Maine from Florida in January 2012, Seidell was shot in the foot during a burglary in Eddington and was sentenced in June of that year to 2½ years in prison.
Both Seidell and Umble remained in jail Monday night, the jail official said.